Posted: April 15, 2014 -- letizia

Back by popular demand, Washington State University students will have round-the-clock access to Holland and Terrell libraries during the last two weeks of the semester.

The libraries will open at noon Sunday, April 27, and remain open 24/7 through 10 p.m. Friday, May 9.

“We heard from quite a few students who were grateful for the extended hours last time,” said Susan Shipman, Access Services manager at WSU Libraries.

Parker Gross, president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Alpha Gamma chapter), said during dead and finals weeks his schedule revolves entirely around academics.

“In previous years, it was inconvenient for me to pack up at 1:45 a.m. and find a new and less conducive environment when I wasn’t nearly done with my studies,” said Gross, a sophomore majoring in management and operations and marketing. “Last year, I was able to fully utilize the 24-hour library schedule to prepare myself for exams. I cannot thank the library faculty and staff enough for the new system.”

Associated Students of WSU Sens. Dylan Heyne and LaKecia Farmer said ASWSU has been working closely with WSU Libraries’ Associate Dean Beth Blakesley and Dean Jay Starratt to extend the Holland and Terrell hours.

“Establishing a 24/7 library during dead and finals weeks is a student service promoting academics at WSU and is instrumental to the success of students during a crucial period in the semester,” they said.